Rodgers’ Green Bay Return Hangs in the Balance

The ongoing saga as to whether Aaron Rodgers will start the forthcoming NFL season with the Green Bay Packers continues to be a source of material for hard-working journalists. The 37-year-old has of course been a one-team man for his entire career to this point, but it seems things are not rosy between the star QB and the Lambeau Field outfit.

Rodgers hasn't joined Green Bay for any offseason activity and it's still quite likely that come July 27th, when they start their summer training camp, he will be somewhere other than with his teammates.

Green Bay's chances of success in the coming season rest squarely on Rodgers being a member of their roster. Being on top of the latest changes on a team's roster is key to making a successful bet.

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Similarly, those who may be willing to back Green Bay for success in the NFL this year, at around +1600 at present, may have to consider whether Rodgers' presence on the roster could be a make or break scenario.

Though many believe Rodgers' refusal to commit to Green Bay is due to the early drafting of quarterback Jordan Love, the veteran Packers man insists it's not about the competition for his starting position, stating:

"With my situation, look, it's never been about the draft pick, picking Jordan," Rodgers told Mayne. "I love Jordan; he's a great kid. [We've had] a lot of fun to work together. Love the coaching staff, love my teammates, love the fan base in Green Bay. An incredible 16 years. It's just kind of about a philosophy and maybe forgetting that it is about the people that make the thing go. It's about character, it's about culture, it's about doing things the right way."

Aaron Rodgers was very cryptic and non-committal when asked about his future during coverage of The Match, a head to head charity matchplay golf tournament, by TNT's Brian Anderson.

Asked whether he'd be in Green Bay colors for their season starter against the New Orleans Saints, Rodgers responded, "I don't know, B.A., we'll see,"

When quizzed about Sept. 12, which is Week 1 of the season, Rodgers replied wryly, "What's that one? "I don't know, B.A., we'll see."

Most reports believe the real issue is the contract extension he was expecting and the longer this protracted situation goes on the more likely it will become a direct game of chicken between Rodgers and Green Bay president Mark Murphy, and the relationship between the pair isn't great, to say the least.

Aaron Rodgers was drafted to Green Bay in 2005 and has subsequently won three NFL MVP awards, including doing so last season, and he helped the franchise to a Super Bowl triumph in 2011 and the potential loss of such a key member of the organization is clearly something that can't be allowed to rumble on indefinitely.

Any move to sort out the issue once and for all, whether that's by giving Rodgers a new deal and assurances about his starting spot, or if it's simply a case of learning to live without him, Green Bay need to make a decision sooner rather than later before the whole sideshow distracts the team as a whole.

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